Welshpool & Area Events


Welshpool plays host to a range of events throughout the year.

For further details please contact the Tourist Information Centre:
Tel: 01938 552 043
Email: touristcentre@welshpooltowncouncil.gov.uk

The list below outlines events organised by the Town Council as well as local businesses and organisations

2018

NOVEMBER
Thurs 15th: 'Oh Holy Night' by Jonathan Lloyd Davies. Town Hall. Doors Open 1pm. Tickets £10 including Pimms & Mince Pies. A Demonstration with Musical Entertainment. Welshpool & District Flower Arranging Society.
Thurs 15th: Welshpool Music Club presents 'Mary Hofman, violin, and Richard Ormrod, piano'. Welshpool Methodist Church. 7.30pm. £10. 01938 811 010
Thurs 15th/Sat 17th: 'H.M.S.Pinafore', Buttington Musical Theatre Company. Buttington/Trewern Community Centre. 7.30pm.Adults £8, Children £5.Tickets from Reflections Hairdressers. 01938 553 128
Sat 17th: Grand Charity Auction, Welshpool Rotary Club. Town Hall. 7pm. Viewing Beforehand.
Sat 17th: Craft Fair, Corn Exchange. 10am-3.30pm. 07813 796 250
Sun 18th: Winter Birdwatch at Llyn Coed y Dinas. 2pm-4pm. 01938 555 654
Mon 19th: 'Three Great Railway Journeys, talk by Charles Spencer. Town Council Chamber. 7.30pm. £3 Donation
Weds 21st: Bird Group Talk 'Forty Years on Farne Islands' with Graham Wren. Welshpool Methodist Hall. 7.30pm. 01938 555 654

Thurs 22nd: 'What Did The Egyptians Ever Do For Bolton?', Jacqueline Hyman. Arts Society, Mid Wales and Borders. 2.30pm, Royal Oak. 01938 555 938
Thurs 22nd/Fri 23rd/Sat 24th: 'Blackadder Goes Forth', Guilsfield Amateur Dramatic Society. 7.30pm. Guilsfield Community Centre. Tickets £8, Concessions Available. From Welshpool Jewellers.
Fri 23rd: Quiz Night, Church House. 7.30pm. £2.50 per head including refreshments. Bring own drink. 07782 166 342
Sat 24th: Santa's Arrival & Grotto Opening. Coed y Dinas. 11am
Sat 24th/Sun 25th: Breakfast with Father Christmas. Powis Castle. 9am-10am. Children age 3+. Adults £10.95, Child £9.95. Booking Essential. 0344 249 1895
Sun 25th: Flag Down Ceremony, Tourist Information Centre. 12.30pm
Mon 26th/Tues 27th: Royal Welsh Winter Festival, Royal Welsh Showground.
Thurs 29th: Christmas Bingo, Corn Exchange. 6.30pm for 7pm Start. £1 including Refreshments. In Aid of Cancer Research UK.
Thurs 29th/Fri 30th/Sat 1st Dec: 'Blackadder Goes Forth', Guilsfield Amateur Dramatic Society. 7.30pm. Guilsfield Community Centre. Tickets from Welshpool Jewellers. £8, Concessions Available.
Fri 30th: Welshpool Christmas Lights. 6.30pm. Town Hall. 01938 553 142
Fri 30th: Illuminated Gardens, Powis Castle. 5pm-9pm. Admission Charge. 01938 551 929

DECEMBER
Sat 1st/22nd Dec: Temporary Exhibition Commemorating WW1. Armistice and Beyond. Powysland Museum. 01938 554 656
Sat 1st: Welshpool Winter Festival. Street Market, Craft & Charity Stalls in the Town Hall. 10am-4pm. 01938 553 142
Sat 1st/Sun 2nd: Breakfast with Father Christmas. Powis Castle. 9am-10am. Children age 3+. Adults £10.95, Child £9.95. Booking Essential. 0344 249 1895
Sat 1st/Sun 2nd: Illuminated Gardens, Powis Castle. 5pm-9pm. Admission Charge. 01938 551 929
Sun 2nd: Christmas Concert by Gregynog Young Musicians, Gregynog. 3pm. Tickets £15. 01686 650 224
Sun 2nd: Montgomeryshire Carol Concert. Welshpool Livestock Market. 6pm-9pm.
Tues 4th: Christmas Decorations Workshop, Gregynog. 10am-4pm. £40 per person including morning coffee, two cousre lunch & afternoon tea. Booking required. 01686 650 224
Weds 5th: Carols in the Ballroom, Chester St. Cecelia's Singers. Powis Castle.8pm. Booking Essential. 01938 55 920
Thurs 6th: 'A Spanish Hour', Ravel's 'L'Heure Espagnole'. Mid Wales Opera. Abermule Community Hall. 7.30pm. £10, concessions available.
Thurs 6th: Christmas Decorations Workshop, Gregynog. 10am-4pm. £40 per person to include morning coffee, two course lunch & afternoon tea. Booking required. 01686 650 224
Sat 8th/Sun 9th: Breakfast with Father Christmas, Powis Castle. 9am-10am. Children age 3+. Adult £10.95, Child £9.95. Booking Essential. 0344 249 1895
Fri 7th/Sat 8th/Sun 9th: Illuminated Gardens, Powis Castle. 5pm-9pm. Admission Charge. 01938 551 929
Sat 8th/Sun 9th: Santa's Grotto, Gregynog. 11am-3pm. £5 per child. Booking not required. 01686 650 224
Sun 9th: Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway Santa Specials. 01938 810 441
Mon 10th: 'The Greatest Showman' film. Flicks in the Sticks. Town Hall. Doors open 6.30pm for 7pm start. £3.50. Light refreshments available.
Fri 14th: Suffragette March: March from the Tourist Information Centre to the Town Hall. 6pm. Refreshments Available in the Corn Exchange. 01938 553 142
Fri 14th/Sat 15th/Sun 16th: Illuminated Gardens, Powis Castle. 5pm-9pm. Admisssion Charge. 01938 551 929
Sat 15th: Pantomime 'Aladdin', Gregynog. 1pm & 3pm. Adults £12, child £7, family £32. Booking required. 01686 650 224
Sat 15th/Sun 16th: Breakfast with Father Christmas, Powis Castle. 9am-10am. Children aged 3+. Adult £10.95, Child £9.95. Booking Essential. 0344 249 1895
Sat 15th/ Sun 16th: Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway Santa Specials. 01938 810 441
Sun 16th: Festive Lunch, Gregynog. £24.95 per person, child £12.95. Booking Required. 01686 650 224
Weds 19th: Bird Group Talk, 'Iceland' with Keith Offord. Welshpool Methodist Hall. 7.30pm. info@montwt.co.uk
Sat 22nd/ Sun 23rd: Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway Santa Specials. 01938 810 441
Fri 28th: Christmas Rock n Roll Night with Two Alike, Church House Welshpool. Tributes to Buddy Holly, Elvis, Jersey Boys & Everly Brothers. 7.30pm. Advance Tickets £12.50, Welshpool Jewellers. £15 on the night.

 

2019


JANUARY
Weds 16th: Bird Group Talk, 'India Revisited Again' with Brayton Holt. Welshpool Methodist Hall. 7.30pm. info@montwt.co.uk
Thurs 17th: Welshpool Music Club presents 'Mirror Visions Ensemble: Of Beasts and Brutes'. Welshpool Methodist Church. 7.30pm. £10. 01938 811 010
Thurs 24th: 'Norman Rockwell' talk by John Ericson. Arts Society Mid Wales. Royal Oak, 2.30pm. 01938 555 938
Tues 29th: Senior Citizens New Year Party. Town Hall. Doors open 1.30pm for 2pm start. £8 includes Food & Entertainment. 07782 166 342

FEBRUARY
Tues 5th: 'The High Street', by Julian Allan. U3A Welshpool. Cowshacc. Doors open 9.45am, Meeting 10.30am-noon. Free to members. Non Members Welcome. www.welshpoolanddistrictu3a.org.uk
Weds 20th: Bird Group Talk, 'Another Shropshire's Birder's Year' talk by Jim Almond. Welshpool Methodist Hall. 7.30pm. info@montwt.co.uk
Thurs 21st: Welshpool Music Club presents 'The Piatti Quartet'. Welshpool Methodist Church. 7.30pm. £10. 01938 811 010
Thurs 28th: 'Careless Talk Costs Lives' talk by James Taylor. Arts Society Mid Wales. Royal Oak, 2.30pm. 01938 555 938

MARCH
Fri 1st: St David's Shop Window Competition. Town Centre. 01938 553 142
Sun 10th/Sun 17th: Keep Welshpool Tidy Week. 01938 553 142

Thurs 14th: Welshpool Music Club presents 'The Instrument of the Devil' Chris Swan & Heather Gould'. Welshpool Methodist Church. 7.30pm. £10. 01938 811 010
Weds 20th: Bird Group Talk, 'South Africa' with Alan Davies. Welshpool Methodist Hall. 7.30pm. info@montwt.co.uk
Thurs 28th: 'Venice Warts and All' talk by Nirvana Romelli. Arts Society Mid Wales. Royal Oak, 2.30pm. 01938 555 938

APRIL
Tues 2nd: 'Aston Scott', by Tam Burgess. Welshpool U3A. Cowshacc. Doors Open 9.30am, Meeting 10.30am till noon. Free to members, Non Members Welcome. www.welshpoolanddistrictu3a.org.uk
Fri 19th/Mon 22nd: Easter Egg Hunt, Town Centre. Cards from Tourist Information Centre. Free Event for Children
Thurs 25th: 'Welsh Art, Artists, Patrons and Influence' talk by Sarah Gathercole. Arts Society Mid Wales. Royal Oak, 2.30pm. 01938 555 938
Sat 27th: Gregynog Young Musician Competition. www.gregynogymc.co.uk

Sat 27th/Sun 28th: Wonderwool Wales. Royal Welsh Showground

MAY
Sat 11th: Plains Car Rally. Church Street Car Park. www.knutsfordmotorclub.co.uk
Sat 18th: Montgomery Canal Triathlon.
Thurs 23rd: 'Portmeirion – An Italianate Fantasy in Wales' talk by Matthew Williams. Arts Society Mid Wales. Royal Oak, 2.30pm. 01938 555 938
Sat 25th: Welshpool Music Festival. www.welshpoolmusicfest.com

JUNE
Sun 2nd: Mayor's Parade and Community Awards. 01938 553 142
Tues 4th: Bookstart Week, WLLR Steam Railway. 01938 553 142

Fri 7th/Sat 8th/Sun 9th: Welshpool Poetry Festival
Sat 22nd/Sun 23rd: Welshpool Transport Festival.

JULY
Tues 2nd/Sun 7th: International Eisteddfod, Llangollen
Sun 7th: Theatre From the Train, WLLR Steam Railway. 01938 553 142
Fri19th/Sat 20th/Sun 21st: Welshpool Country Music Festival

Mon 22nd/Thurs 25th: Royal Welsh Show

AUGUST
Town Centre Busking Month. 01938 553 142
Sun 4th: Harry Tuffins Fun Day
Thurs 8th: Guilsfield Show
Thurs 8th/Sun 11th: Phoenix Alternative Festival. Llanfyllin Workhouse.
Sat 10th: Llanfyllin Show
Sat 17th: Montgomery Show
Sat 24th: Berriew Show
Fri 30th/Sat 31st: WLLR Steam Gala. www.wllr.org.uk
Fri 30th/Sat 31st: Llanwddyn Weekend of Folk & Accoustic Music. www.llanwddynevents.co.uk

Sat 31st: Llanfair Caereinion Show

SEPTEMBER
Sun 1st: WLLR Steam Gala. www.wllr.org.uk
Sun 1st: Llanwddyn Weekend of Folk & Accoustic Music. www.llanwddynevents.co.uk
Fri 27th/Sun 29th: 1940's Weekend, Welshpool

OCTOBER
Fri 4th/Sun 6th: Montgomery Walking Festival. www.montgomerywalkingfestival.co.uk

NOVEMBER
Sat 2nd: Fireworks Display, Maes y Dre. 01938 553 142
Mon 4th: Field Of Remembrance. St Mary's. 01938 553 142
Fri 8th: Garden of Remembrance. Memorial Gardens. 01938 553 142
Sun 10th: Remembrance Parade Followed by a Service at St Mary's. 01938 553 142
Mon 11th: Minute Silence. Outside Town Hall. 01938 553 142

DECEMBER
Fri 6th: Christmas Lights Switch On. 01938 553 142
Sat 7th: Welshpool Winter Festival. 01938 553 142